President Donald Trump has disclosed that its administration will delay delivery of coronavirus vaccine to New York if and when one is available.
The Incumbent President disclosed this on Friday November 13, 2020 via his Facebook page.
While speaking about the delivery of the vaccine, Trump, however, said on his Facebook page that he loves New York.
“As everyone knows, the Trump Administration has produced a great and safe vaccines far ahead of schedule.
“Another Administration would have taken five years. The problem is, NY Gov. Cuomo said that he will delay using it, and other states want it now.
“We cannot waste time and can only give to those states that will use the vaccine immediately. Therefore the New York delay. Many lives to be saved, but we are ready when they are. Stop playing politics!” Trump wrote on his page.
He added that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will have to show readiness because otherwise “we can’t be delivering it to a state that won’t be giving it to its people immediately”.
“He doesn’t trust where the vaccine is coming from,” Trump added.
He stated that the vaccines are coming from the greatest companies anywhere in the world, greatest labs in the world.
“But he doesn’t trust the fact that it’s this White House, this administration, so we won’t be delivering it to New York until we have authorization to do so, and that pains me to say that,” Trump said.
Shortly after Trump’s comments, Cuomo said, “None of what Trump said is true. Surprise, surprise.”
“I have been an outspoken opponent to many of Trump’s policies over the last four years,” he said, adding that Trump lost in New York in the presidential election by “huge margin” and state prosecutors are also investigating the president for tax fraud.
“So, he has issues with New York and he likes to point to New York,” Cuomo said.
“But this is his issue. It’s his credibility issue. It’s the fear that he politicized the health process of this nation, which is a well-founded fear,” he stated.
Reacting to Trump’s comments, New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a statement threatening to sue Trump if a vaccine is not sent to the state once available.
“This is nothing more than vindictive behavior by a lame-duck president trying to extract vengeance on those who oppose his politics,” James said.
Also in response to Trump, a senior advisor to Cuomo said on Twitter that the governor “is fighting to ensure the communities hit hardest by COVID get the vaccine.” Trump “has failed with his pandemic response, lied to Americans about how bad it was when he knew otherwise and was fired by voters for his incompetence,” Rich Azzopardi said.